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  • The life of a boat owner.

    They say there are two moments of joy in the life of every boat owner: the day he buys it and the day he sells it.
    Is this true?

  • #2
    I’ve heard this before and thought how silly it is but. Is it true yes. It’s so much easier with a kayak and my boat is now becoming a pain. Also the gas price to fill it up and to haul it around. If it makes it to the water than I guess it makes me happy.

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    • #3
      A boat is a hole in the water that the owner pours money into.
      Had one.
      Have one.
      I'M thinking kayak myself.

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      • #4
        I have just purchased a 10’ Pelican fishing kayak and don’t see a time when I will be unhappy about it !

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        • #5
          I guy I used to work for lived on a lake for a time, had both boats and jet skis. He moved about an hour away from water and sold them after the first year. Said it wasn’t worth it if you had to trailer them.

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          • #6
            The fella I fish with trailers his boat, and just the little I have to do when we meet at the lake is more than I would want to put up with on a regular basis. Getting the boat into the ramp, keeping it in position, loading the boat again when finished, cranking it on the trailer. It’s a younger mans sport if the boat is not kept in the water at a dock by the cottage. You younger guys will learn this in time, so don’t go pfftt now !

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
              The fella I fish with trailers his boat, and just the little I have to do when we meet at the lake is more than I would want to put up with on a regular basis. Getting the boat into the ramp, keeping it in position, loading the boat again when finished, cranking it on the trailer. It’s a younger mans sport if the boat is not kept in the water at a dock by the cottage. You younger guys will learn this in time, so don’t go pfftt now !
              I already learned this is the true pain. I trailer it 2 hrs to the cabin. Then I only stay 3 to 4 days and sometimes when I bring it that far I feel obligated to used it. So when it’s raining and cold out I still have to put it in.

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              • #8
                I've had runabouts, Jon boats, and personal watercraft. Was glad when I got rid of each one of them. Now I'm down to two canoes, one solo and one tandem. I car top them so there's no trailer required.

                I'm very pleased with the canoes and plan to keep them.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
                  I've had runabouts, Jon boats, and personal watercraft. Was glad when I got rid of each one of them. Now I'm down to two canoes, one solo and one tandem. I car top them so there's no trailer required.

                  I'm very pleased with the canoes and plan to keep them.
                  You're 60?
                  High school football and a major car wreck and my shoulders and one elbow AIN'T what they "usta" be! LOL!
                  The mind is willing!
                  The body? That's a whole 'nother story!
                  I have a 17' AlumaCraft in the barn.
                  I "usta" shoulder it (66 lbs) and portage it easily.
                  Now, just getting it out of the barn is a chore!
                  Twenty pound kayak is looking better and better!

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                  • #10
                    I hear ya. My 16 footer weighs 78 pounds and the 14 footer is 43. I've had some issues lifting the heavier one after a full day of paddling so had to change my technique when putting it on top of the Xterra.

                    Thankfully, my shoulders and knees are still in good shape and it doesn't hurt that I carry a lot of muscle (but still with too much fat).

                    By the way, kayaks tend to be heavier than canoes of the same length.

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                    • #11
                      I keep my boat at a marina and am on the water as much as 50 days a summer.

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                      • #12
                        You are correct about the kayaks being heavier than some canoes PigHunter. My 10’ fishing kayak has a weight of 58 pounds Compared to 43 for your 14’ canoe. I never would have figured that !

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
                          You are correct about the kayaks being heavier than some canoes PigHunter. My 10’ fishing kayak has a weight of 58 pounds Compared to 43 for your 14’ canoe. I never would have figured that !
                          It's simply more hull material that makes the difference. A kayak is enclosed where the canoe is open. Generally, a canoe can haul more weight too.

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                          • #14
                            Easy to understand the weight issue in that manner.

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